[plug] Changing User agent in Firefox

Jacqueline McNally j-conversations at decisions-and-designs.com.au
Thu Jun 21 19:50:44 WST 2007

Arie Hol wrote:
> Can anybody tell me if it is possible and if so, how to change the 
> default user agent string in the Firefox browser.

I recently documented this in
If about:config is now working for you, consider the User Agent Switcher

> I need to access some web sites that are heavily biased towards Internet 
> Explorer, and would prefer to be able to make IE the default (but only 
> while I need to access these sites)

Please do send a message to the website maintainer for them to consider
authoring their web sites to use web standards rather than a particular
web browser.

> I know how to change the User Agent string for the current session, but 
> it reverts to the current default every time I restart Firefox. 

Are you using about:config ? My understanding is that when you exit from
Firefox that the configuration is saved to your preferences file
(prefs.js or user.js). This is my experience, but then I was changing
Iceweasel to Firefox :)


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